I like loads of music, my favourite type of genre for music is most probably Rock and Hip-Hop, I
listen to music everyday, either in my car on my way to school or on the radio at home, or even on Windows Media Player.
Jaco Pastorius may well have been
the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large. everywhere you go,sometimes
it seems like a dozen times a day, in the most unlikely places you hear jaco's sound; from the latest tv commercial to bass
players of all stripes copping his licks on recordings of all styles, from news broadcasts to famous rock and roll bands,
from hip hop samples to personal tribute records, you hear the echoes of that unmistakable sound everywhere.
U2 - Vertigo
U2 formed in Dublin in the fall of 1976 after 14-year-old Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a note on the bulletin board at his
high school seeking musicians for a new band. From the group of hopefuls that showed up at Mullen's home that first day, a
5-piece known originally as "Feedback" formed with Mullen (born October 31, 1961) on drums, Adam Clayton (b. March 13, 1960)
on bass, Paul Hewson (later nicknamed "Bono Vox" and eventually just "Bono", b. May 10, 1960) on vocals, and Dave Evans (later
nicknamed "The Edge", b. August 8, 1961) on guitar. Dave's brother Dick also played guitar for a while, but left Feedback
very early on to join another Dublin band.
Alter Bridge - Metalingus
The evolution of Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall as artists is marked with the debut of Alter Bridge.
After selling 30 million albums worldwide, Creed has called it quits and its members have chosen to pursue new creative directions.
Over three albums, Creed achieved countless industry accolades, had two # 1 albums, and played to millions of fans around
the world. Guitarist/ songwriter Mark Tremonti states, “After all Creed achieved professionally, I felt that I needed
to refocus on the goals that I had personally. One of those goals was to get back to my rock and roll roots. After Creed took
a break, band-mate Scott Phillips and I started to jam together again and realized that we both shared the same vision and
were surprisingly anxious to get back out there and start doing it again.” The evolution continued when original Creed
bassist Brian Marshall, who was not part of Creed’s Weathered album and had been working as a musician/ producer at
his home studio, got a call from Tremonti. “When I got the call from Mark I could tell by the tone of his voice that
Alter Bridge was something that he was really excited about and I immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of it. He told
me, ‘Your bass playing matches the sound more than any other, you’re the guy’, he told me. It’s great
to be working with those guys again, we haven’t skipped a beat,” Marshall notes.
Blink 182 - What's my age again
The legend that is blink-182 started way back in 1992, by Mark Hoppus (bass, vocals), Tom Delonge (guitar, vocals) and
Scott Raynor (drums). Origionally just called blink, they were forced to change their name when an Irish techno band also
called blink threatened to sue them. Although there are countless rumours of what the 182 stands for, ranging from the number
of times certain words are said in movies to numbers that relate to where they live to the number of times that they have
performed various sexual acts, the truth is that it is really just a number that they choose pretty much at random and thought
Green Day was part of the California punk scene. Childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals) and Mike Dirnt
(bass; born Mike Pritchard) formed their first band, Sweet Children, in Rodeo, California when they were 14 years old. By
1989, the group had added drummer Al Sobrante and changed their name to Green Day. That year, the band independently released
their first EP, 1,000 Hours, which was well-received in the punk scene. Soon, the group had signed a contract with the local
independent label, Lookout! Records. 39/Smooth, Green Day's first album, was released later that year. Shortly after its release,
the band replaced Kiftmeyer with Tre Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright, III); Tre Cool became the band's permanent drummer.